WWDC’s keynote has come and gone, and with it, we have seen a glimpse of Apple’s plans for the future. Not surprisingly, Apple’s plans are rather Apple-centric. I know what you’re thinking. “Duh, it’s Apple’s conference,” but what I found very interesting was that of all the updates, all the new features, all the new apps we saw, there was nary a mention of Android and the 85% of the world that it owns/that owns it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that Apple should be promoting the competition at its own keynote, but when you stop and consider what Microsoft and Google have [...]
When you buy a phone, mission one for the thing is to communicate. And with new features tacked onto the calls side and the iMessage side, we have plenty of communication going on.
New APIs for the call experience on iOS 10 can integrate plenty of neat-o features like voicemail transcription and enhanced identification of spam calls with third-party extensions (like through Tencent). If you have an iPhone for work, you can also route your personal iPhone calls through that work device.
Messages got a whole bunch of enhancements, starting with rich links that [...]
As if the Mac App Store certificate issue wasn’t enough for Apple this week, it seems that a service outage has taken down several of Apple’s online services this evening.
Those officially include the App Store, Apple TV, the iBooks Store, iTunes Match, the iTunes Store, the Mac App Store and Radio. There were also unlisted issues going on with Apple’s Online Store as Down Detector has registered a spike in problem reports for the latter.
Reports on social media are also appearing about iMessage and FaceTime.
Even though we’re just a couple of weeks away from WWDC 2014, and with all the rumors that Apple will launch iOS 8 at the event, the amount of bugs that are still being reported with iOS 7.1.1 is quite significant for Apple to ignore. Customers have complained continuously about major battery draining issues with the recent update, but it seems that Apple plans to target some additional security and reliability issues with a software update very soon.
Reports have it that we should keep a lookout for iOS 7.1.2, and that this software update plans to patch two major bugs [...]